NCEA Podcast

This podcast is for leaders and teachers in the field of Catholic education. We elevate people who are doing great work and have a general focus on leadership successes and challenges in Catholic education.

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Thursday Nov 03, 2022

Something is gaining attention at Mother Teresa Regional School! Is it their commitment to professional learning and strong collaboration? Maybe it's their staff Masked Singer skills and principal treat train? Join the conversation as NCEA's Laura MacDonald and Principal Christine Pagan discuss how this blue-ribbon school values and supports its very important teachers!
This episode is sponsored by Archangel Education + Technology.
(NSBECS Standard 6.4, Governance and Leadership)

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

Introverts have a lot to offer, but sometimes as teachers we have trouble accessing their inner thoughts. Join NCEA's Laura MacDonald on her virtual visit to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City with teacher Lauren Peña as they discuss strategies and tools to include and assess our quieter and sometimes misunderstood friends.
This episode is sponsored by Friendzy.
(NSBECS Standard 7.6 and 7.9, Academic Excellence)

Introducing NCEA Rise™

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

In this special podcast, we’re excited to announce the launch of NCEA Rise™ and our new addition to the family of NCEA assessments. Host John Galvan is joined by Dr. Josh Packard and Dr. Kari Koshiol of Springtide Research Institute to discuss the brand new Belonging Index and how this metric will be key to the health of our Catholic school communities in measuring the degree that Catholic school students, teachers, and families are noticed, named and known. Learn more at

Calling All Saints

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

Michael Goldsmith approaches teaching with his whole heart. His new class, Called to Be Saints, is evidence of his commitment to his students, Xavier High School and his community. Join NCEA's Laura MacDonald on her virtual visit to the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Warning, Mr. Goldsmith's passion may be contagious.
This episode is brought to you by NCEA Rise.
(NSBECS Standard 2.5, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Mission and Catholic Identity )

Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

Dana Stiller shares practical tips and resources on how to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children in faith. This classroom teacher from Mary Queen of Peace School is strengthening the domestic church and touching the hearts of her classroom students and families! Join NCEA's Laura MacDonald on her virtual visit to the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
This episode is brought to you by NCEA Membership Services.
(NSBECS Standard 4.2 Mission and Catholic Identity)

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

Alicia Jones from St. Mary of The Woods may be a one-woman music department, but that hasn't stopped her from making a big difference at her school. Join NCEA's Laura MacDonald on her virtual visit to the Diocese of Owensboro.
(NSBECS Standard 2.6 Mission and Catholic Identity)

Thursday Sep 22, 2022

Find out how this all-boy high school promotes literacy, produces leaders and makes a positive impact on their community. NCEA's Laura MacDonald discusses service at St. Francis de Sales High School with Fr. Joe Newman, OSFS, Vice President and Janice Schlachter, M.Ed, Director of Marketing and Communications.
This episode is sponsored by Disciples of Christ Education in Virtue.
(NSBECS Standard 3 Mission and Catholic Identity, Standard 7, Academic Excellence)

Thursday Sep 15, 2022

Let's talk about expressing the Catholic Faith in Science Class with NCEA's Laura MacDonald and science teacher Isabel Utschig of Dominican High School. This episode is brought to you by NCEA Membership Services.

Tuesday Sep 13, 2022

Cross curricular units are becoming ever-more relevant in today’s classroom. With virtual and hybrid learning taking place, keeping students engaged in lessons can be difficult. By intertwining subjects with a common goal, students and teachers will be invested in the learning process. Our goal as educators is to continue to challenge teachers and students to think in new ways and to use new resources. In this podcast we will discuss the benefits of integrating cross curricular units into your classroom. This episode is sponsored by Archangel Education + Technology.

Thursday Sep 08, 2022

Join us in the Diocese of Sacramento where NCEA's Laura MacDonald sits down with classroom teacher Leticia Kawamura of Our Lady of Grace School to discuss strategies for building a caring classroom community.


National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

NCEA is the largest, private professional education association in the world. NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Our membership includes nearly 140,000 educators serving 1.6 million students in Catholic education.

As a professional association whose focus is Catholic school education, NCEA’s focus is to lead, learn and proclaim by:

  • Developing current and future leaders;
  • Providing educational resources and strategically expanding professional development opportunities for those committed to the mission of Catholic education; and
  • Serving as the national voice for Catholic schools

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